Dental Foundation Training


Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber is coordinating Dental Foundation recruitment on behalf of Yorkshire and Humber and North East. All posts have the required educational and Dean’s approval.

A brief summary of the Dental Foundation recruitment process is provided below, but please refer to the Applicant Handbook (to follow) for a full guide.

Further sources of information

The application window for Dental Foundation Training opens on 12 August 2021 and the window will close on 9th September 2021

Applications are invited for appointment to dental schemes nationally. 

Application process

Application forms are available on the national recruitment portal, Oriel  

Please note that the vacancies advertised may be subject to change prior to interview.


Before applying please ensure you read the Dental Foundation Training - National Applicant Guide 2022 and the Person Specification to assess your suitability. There are also guides available in the resource bank of the national recruitment portal to assist you with completing your application.

To be considered for longlisting you must complete the relevant online application form. No other documentation will be accepted at the application stage.

Late applications will not be considered.


The number of vacancies for each specialty will be listed below. For information about the posts please visit the School of Dentistry webpages.

Dental Foundation Training Schemes


Scheme Area 1 24
Scheme Area 2  22
Scheme Area 3  36


 Total  90


Please note - All post numbers are indicative and are subject to change 

Recruitment Timeline

The 2022 recruitment process for Dental Foundation ore Training will follow the timeline below:



Applications Open 12 August 2021
Application Deadline 9 September 2021
SJT Window  8-16 November 2021
Interview Window  10-28 January 2022 
Initial Offers Released by           29 June 2022 
Holding Deadline TBC
Upgrade Deadline 1 July 2022

Interview Dates and Venue